Expo showcases women-owned businesses

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HOUSTON, TX – Attention women hitting the glass ceiling. You may need to do some networking. No, not that kind of networking. The kind that goes on down at the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

WBEA companies account for nearly $9 billion of revenue in the Houston economy so for companies like Dessert Gallery, the expo is a “sweet deal.”

“We’re able to showcase what we can do to people who don’t know us otherwise,” says Dessert Gallery expert.

Merrill Crawford owns Charlie’s Plumbing and explains, “It’s just a wonderful place to make connections, meet good people, show off your business and your capabilities. There’s really good prime vendors here – big corporations – if you’re looking for that contract, that’s going to take your business to the next level.”

Whether the company is large or small, it’s all about making connections that will grow your company.

“Most of our employment in the city of Houston is small business employment and if these businesses can grow, it’s good for our economy,” says Mayor Annise Parker.

We all want a good economy but one young professional attended for another reason.

“I feel like women always want to help women so that’s one of the reasons that I think this is a great Expo,” says first time attendee Michelle Gallo.

A woman’s work is never done.